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Topic   How close are you to completing a single collection?

Frozyre
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10-Nov(#1)
I feel like a few of us could be up there into finally ending the long journey of collecting certain games, be it digital or physical.

I know I'm about 10 or 12 games away from completing mine, even though it's digital and yeah yeah I get it how someone could be like "you don't OWN the games". All I say is, I bought them, they're listed, I can play them .etc So I count them. There's over 1,000+ games in my library that stretch from Steam to even Epic and I only have maybe 4 launchers on my system. It's been a hell of a long ride for the past 10 years just playing the long game on picking up games for good sales and doing the rounds of trading sometimes for them. I'm also kinda bummed about it too, because, those years of getting games, there were a few moments where it reignited my spark for gaming. Except for 2016 through 2018 when I was just getting games aimlessly and even taking up freebies to crappy, low-effort and flipper games on Steam. That wasn't a fun period and it just clogged my library with sheer crap that I never was going to play.

But once I got out of that slouch, it was back to business as usual, getting thrilled to get X game for Y price and chopping my wishlist down bit by bit. I do realize that it has made the backlog problem a bit worse, however, I've still got a few years left in me and there isn't that much to obligate my life to besides a full-time job, I can find the time eventually. Right now though, I'm in the mop up phase of acquiring games to where I expect myself to wrap everything by the end of the year around Steam's Holiday 2021 Sale.

Then, I can finally focus more on playing than going around checking CheapShark, EpicBundle, IsThereAnyDeal .etc

So, how close are you to completing a collection and how has that journey been?
Gypsy
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10-Nov(#2)
DefaultGen has multiple complete sets. I know he had done original Xbox and Sega CD. I believe Wii U as well. I didn't realize he let his account go on here because I still talk to him.

I collect a fair bit but I don't have any set goals. The closest thing I suppose would be anime franchises. Mostly unimpressive when it's a couple of releases but my Lupin set definitely stands out. I am completely caught up on that for US releases content and counted 38 releases in my collection. And yes I have watched almost all of it too. Of all things, I haven't finished Part 2 which is the series most people know. I'm about halfway done with that.
Cevil
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10-Nov(#3)
The largest set I have is 3DS. Probably somewhere around 150-200 games, give or take. And most of those are the good stuff. Really just missing the shovelware. Sometimes I get a desire to complete the set but other times I could care less and would rather not spend my money on games I'm never going to play. I can tell you I'm never going to spend $1000 on a stupid barbie game (rarest 3ds game)

Unless you got into it early or have lots of money set collecting is pretty much impossible for the average person. I don't see the appeal in it.
SupremeSarna
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10-Nov(#4)
My Kirby collection is nearly done. I own a version, physical or digital, of every game except Kirby Air Ride, 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure, and two games that no one expects you to actually buy: Kirby Slide, an e-Reader card, and Kirby's Toy Box, eight disconnected Satellaview mini-games that only survive through emulation. Technically, I've got Kirby's Dream Course via Nintendo Switch online, so I might buy a physical version someday to make it official.

I just finished my Pandora's Tower Limited Edition, which is basically a collection of all the Pandora's Tower merchandise released in Europe. Wasn't cheap getting all the pieces.
Boss
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10-Nov(#5)
I have a pretty large collection. I stopped going for complete sets way back in the end of the Dreamcast era. My interest is just collecting things that interest me more than just trying to have it to "complete" a collection. Example, I play a really fun fan translation of a game that never got a release in the US--I may go buy the physical original game just to have it in the collection.

tldr; doing it more for enjoyment rather than to just have it complete.
benstylus
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10-Nov(#6)
I had a full US DC set back in the day when the most expensive DC games were around 50. SOLD IT ALL. Decided never to do that again because there were just so many bad games that I had to have just for the sake of completion.

Currently I have a complete Evercade set. And since I pre-order the new releases when they become available it's looking to stay that way. I haven't found a total stinker of a cart yet, there's always something good. We'll see if they keep that up. With Blaze publishing all the carts themselves, and trying to curate good collections rather than just having third parties publish to get a piece of the pie, it's looking good on that front.

Kommie
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10-Nov(#7)
I have a complete Koudelka/Shadow Hearts set. Only thing I care to collect/keep.
sharif
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15-Nov(#8)
Gypsy wrote:
> DefaultGen has multiple complete sets. I know he had done original Xbox and Sega
> CD. I believe Wii U as well. I didn't realize he let his account go on here because
> I still talk to him.
>

Yeah DG and I both also have complete NES sets (minus Stadium Events, you pedants).

The only other complete sets I have are 32x and Virtual Boy. I was about halfway to a complete Lynx set before I stopped collecting altogether.
Boss
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15-Nov(#9)
sharif wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> DefaultGen has multiple complete sets. I know he had done original Xbox and Sega
>> CD. I believe Wii U as well. I didn't realize he let his account go on here because
>> I still talk to him.
> |>
>
> Yeah DG and I both also have complete NES sets (minus Stadium Events, you pedants).
>
>
> The only other complete sets I have are 32x and Virtual Boy. I was about halfway
> to a complete Lynx set before I stopped collecting altogether.


Why no Stadium Events? I thought I saw one a few weeks ago on VGSage.
Noid
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15-Nov(#10)
I'm one cartridge shy of the full thirty-two North American NTSC Neo Geo Pocket Color library. As far as video games go, it'll probably be the only "full set" I'll ever own and I'm actually really okay with that. I hate the idea of spending my hard-earned money on titles I honestly don't want to play just so I can brag about reaching some arbitrary collecting goal. no
SupremeSarna
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16-Nov(#11)
I'm two games away from the full North American Virtual Boy library--just Panic Bomber and Waterworld to go!
Admiral
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17-Nov(#12)
I need CIB copies of Zelda MM and Link's Awakening GB/GBC to have every Nintendo made North American real Zelda game (sorry, no CD-i crap) CIB.
scaryice
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17-Nov(#13)
I've been working on a loose set of Famicom carts for the last decade. Currently have 1010/1053, so only 43 to go (listed below). I have a lot of good stuff I'd be willing to trade for those games, but it's hard to find people who actually have them outside of Japan.



2010 Street Fighter
Adventures of Lolo II
Ai Sensei no Oshiete: Watashi no Hoshi
Akumajou Dracula
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
Bubble Bobble 2
Chaos World
Chiki Chiki Machine Mou Race
Chitei Senkuu Vazolder
Contra
Cosmo Police Galivan
Daiku no Gen-san 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu
DATACH - Battle Rush: Build Up Robot Tournament
DATACH - J.League Super Top Players
DATACH - Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Bakutou Ankoku Bujutsu Kai
Dezaemon
Dragon's Lair
Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy
Gekikame Ninja Den
Grand Master
Gremlins 2: Shinshu Tanjou
Holy Diver
Hook
Hyaku no Sekai no Monogatari: The Tales on a Watery Wilderness
Igo Shinan '94
Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper
Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3: Taiketsu! Zouringen
Kyattou Ninden Teyandee
Magical Doropie
Metal Flame: Psybuster
Metal Slader Glory
Moero TwinBee: Cinnamon Hakase o Sukue!
Nantettatte!! Baseball '91 Kaimaku Hen
Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes
New Ghostbusters II
Over Horizon
Pyokotan no Dai Meiro
RoboCop
Snow Bros.: Nick & Tom
Summer Carnival '92: Recca
Tom & Jerry
Uchuu Keibitai SDF
Yousei Monogatari Rodland



Gypsy
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17-Nov(#14)
That's awesome, Famicom rules. And yeah...some games are just insanely hard to find. I found out all about that when I was collecting Dreamcast hardcore. There are some releases for DC I've seen up for sale less than 5 times ever. Regret not buying one in particular when I saw it but this was back in like 2008 and I had no idea about the rarity.
Best1989
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22-Nov(#15)
Noid wrote:
> I'm one cartridge shy of the full thirty-two North American NTSC Neo Geo Pocket Color library.
> As far as video games go, it'll probably be the only "full set" I'll ever own and
> I'm actually really okay with that. I hate the idea of spending my hard-earned money
> on titles I honestly don't want to play just so I can brag about reaching some arbitrary
> collecting goal. no

Which one are you missing? I'm missing Magical Drop and Becky's for a CIB casino-less set. Not sure if I'll go for the casino games tbh
benstylus
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22-Nov(#16)
I'm one game away from a complete collection of Sega-published PS1 games.

DarkFact
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23-Nov(#17)
I've got all the Altered Beast games released in Japan on Mega Drive!
dunno001
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23-Nov(#18)
Depends on the collection. A complete licensed VB set? Done. A complete 64DD set? Done. 32X? Still missing 1, but I insist on authentic, and won't pay thousands for the new copy that shows up on eBay.
Staraang
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23-Nov(#19)
Gypsy wrote:
> That's awesome, Famicom rules. And yeah...some games are just insanely hard to find.
> I found out all about that when I was collecting Dreamcast hardcore. There are some
> releases for DC I've seen up for sale less than 5 times ever. Regret not buying one
> in particular when I saw it but this was back in like 2008 and I had no idea about
> the rarity.

Which games are you referring to?
Gypsy
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23-Nov(#20)
@Staraang mostly limited/premium editions that are hard to find. Some games have 3+ different releases like I said I went deep. In particular though there was a release of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_(video_game) that came with a jigsaw puzzle that I only saw once. I confirmed that it is real with a guy on here that lived in Japan but he said even back then that you basically never see it. For awhile I trawled various Japanese sites trying to find it but ultimately gave up years ago.
Gypsy
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23-Nov(#21)
@dunno001 ended up getting a fair number of Dreamcast oddities from me
Cevil
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23-Nov(#22)
@gypsy atmosphere of earth? What?
Gypsy
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* 23-Nov(#23)
Site broke the link for some reason. It's just a crappy visual novel.
Cevil
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23-Nov(#24)
@Gypsy ah, but it's some crappy visual novel called atmosphere of earth?
Gypsy
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23-Nov(#25)
It's not, like I said the link is broken by the site. If you copy paste the whole link including the broken off part with video game in parenthesis after the underscore it should be correct.
benstylus
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23-Nov(#26)
Gypsy wrote:
> crappy visual novel.

That is a redundant phrase

Frank
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* 23-Nov(#27)
Thanks to my Summer Secret Santa, I was able to finish off my Tiny Arcade collection. Just going for the Arcade units, although I may get that little Atari + TV they recently released.

Excuse the dust:



Part of me just hopes they're done with the arcades... Unless they partner with Nintendo to release some of their arcade releases. grin

Frank
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* 23-Nov(#28)
Also forgot that I have a complete copy of every Super Smash Bros. game.



I have other "complete" sets of other franchises too, but I'd have to think about it.
Gypsy
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23-Nov(#29)
I had a Yakuza set until Like A Dragon just wasn't my thing. Still have the rest though.
Staraang
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23-Nov(#30)
Gypsy wrote:
> @Staraang mostly limited/premium editions that are hard to find. Some games have
> 3+ different releases like I said I went deep. In particular though there was a release
> of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_(video_game) that came with a jigsaw puzzle
> that I only saw once. I confirmed that it is real with a guy on here that lived in
> Japan but he said even back then that you basically never see it. For awhile I trawled
> various Japanese sites trying to find it but ultimately gave up years ago.

Wow, and I thought I was into Dreamcast. I never knew about any of that. I'm a lightweight compared to you.
Noid
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24-Nov(#31)
Best1989 wrote:
> Noid wrote:
>> I'm one cartridge shy of the full thirty-two North American NTSC Neo Geo Pocket Color library.
>> As far as video games go, it'll probably be the only "full set" I'll ever own
> and
>> I'm actually really okay with that. I hate the idea of spending my hard-earned
> money
>> on titles I honestly don't want to play just so I can brag about reaching some
> arbitrary
>> collecting goal. no
>
> Which one are you missing? I'm missing Magical Drop and Becky's for a CIB casino-less
> set. Not sure if I'll go for the casino games tbh

Neo Mystery Bonus (Neo Geo Pocket Color) has been my white whale for awhile now. Once that's finally in the bag, I'll have the full set of Neo Geo Pocket Color cartridges that advertise the North American ESRB ratings system. By the way, mad props for going full-on CIB, @Best1989. But, how do you deal with the unique challenges inherent with Faselei! (Neo Geo Pocket Color) and The Last Blade (Neo Geo Pocket Color)?
Best1989
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24-Nov(#32)
Noid wrote:
> Neo Mystery Bonus (Neo Geo Pocket Color) has been my white whale
> for awhile now. Once that's finally in the bag, I'll have the full set of Neo Geo Pocket Color
> cartridges that advertise the North American ESRB ratings system. By the way, mad
> props for going full-on CIB, @Best1989. But, how do you deal with the unique challenges
> inherent with Faselei! (Neo Geo Pocket Color) and The Last
> Blade (Neo Geo Pocket Color)?

Ah, those pesky casino games... I think it's easier to find them sealed than cartridge only lol

I'm going NA ESRB CIB for the 30 titles that were released with all the things. Faselei! and Last Blade I'm fine with having the cartridge, although I could get the Japanese versions too to have a box haha
Gypsy
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24-Nov(#33)
Staraang wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> @Staraang mostly limited/premium editions that are hard to find. Some games have
>> 3+ different releases like I said I went deep. In particular though there was
> a release
>> of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_(video_game) that came with a jigsaw puzzle
>> that I only saw once. I confirmed that it is real with a guy on here that lived
> in
>> Japan but he said even back then that you basically never see it. For awhile I
> trawled
>> various Japanese sites trying to find it but ultimately gave up years ago.
>
> Wow, and I thought I was into Dreamcast. I never knew about any of that. I'm a lightweight
> compared to you.

Heh, I sold off a fair bit. Still have a lot but Dreamcast is the large majority of what I was collecting when I got my first job out of HS. I know at the peak it was well over 300 games. Mostly Japanese but I did used to have a chunk of US titles. Now it's 99% Japanese releases for me. Still have a few for multiple regions like Skies of Arcadia and Shenmue.
benstylus
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* 24-Nov(#34)
Sad that no one has mentioned a "greatest hits" collection (I would go for one of those, but there are a lot of games that sold well that I just don't care for)

After completed (and subsequently selling) a complete US Dreamcast collection, getting stuff just for the sake of getting stuff has lost a lot of its appeal.

I still dig smaller collection goals though. Just not huge ones where a big chunk of it is rubbish

DarkFact
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24-Nov(#35)
Man, that woulda been sick to complete a DC collection. I'd jizz in my pants. If I ever get in the money, I'm getting that and not letting go. Only thing I'd want more than that is like a 300-strong Genesis shelf
Gypsy
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24-Nov(#36)
Yeah I got rid of a lot of the games I would never play on Dreamcast. I did discover some awesome crap before it was really documented online. That was truly a different time.
Gypsy
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24-Nov(#37)
I wouldn't mind having some of those shooter releases again. Most are still surprisingly affordable at least relative to the old games as collectibles scene.

I am actually just one game short of the full fighter set (Japanese releases obvs) but it's Street Fighter II FMS and I am not about to pay $300 for SFII.
benstylus
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* 24-Nov(#38)
DarkFact wrote:
> Man, that woulda been sick to complete a DC collection. I'd jizz in my pants. If
> I ever get in the money, I'm getting that and not letting go. Only thing I'd want
> more than that is like a 300-strong Genesis shelf

This was back in 2008 when the most expensive US DC games were still in the 50 dollar range. I'd never do it at today's prices, that's for sure.


{Gypsy wrote:
> Yeah I got rid of a lot of the games I would never play on Dreamcast. I did discover
> some awesome crap before it was really documented online. That was truly a different
> time.

There is still a lot of lesser known stuff out there. I love finding out about an interesting game and discovering it's only 10 bucks or so on ebay.

(No matter how many times I talk about Dr Fizzwizzle on Wii, it stays dirt cheap)

Staraang
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24-Nov(#39)
Gypsy wrote:
> Staraang wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> @Staraang mostly limited/premium editions that are hard to find. Some games have
> |>> 3+ different releases like I said I went deep. In particular though there was
>> a release
> |>> of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_(video_game) that came with a jigsaw puzzle
> |>> that I only saw once. I confirmed that it is real with a guy on here that lived
>> in
> |>> Japan but he said even back then that you basically never see it. For awhile
> I
>> trawled
> |>> various Japanese sites trying to find it but ultimately gave up years ago.
>>
>> Wow, and I thought I was into Dreamcast. I never knew about any of that. I'm a
> lightweight
>> compared to you.
>
> Heh, I sold off a fair bit. Still have a lot but Dreamcast is the large majority
> of what I was collecting when I got my first job out of HS. I know at the peak it
> was well over 300 games. Mostly Japanese but I did used to have a chunk of US titles.
> Now it's 99% Japanese releases for me. Still have a few for multiple regions like
> Skies of Arcadia and Shenmue.

I pretty much stuck with US releases. There was enough there to occupy my attention. The exceptions in my collection are Ikaruga, Shenmue 2 PAL, and the FMS games. Which are your favorite Japanese titles?
Gypsy
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* 24-Nov(#40)
@benstylus I believe I got that one on your recommendation. I really enjoyed it as well as 50 Wacky Jobs and various other dirt cheap Wii titles. The Wii is a fun system to explore, there is a lot there.

@Staraang some games I beat (or played a lot in the case of games you don't really beat per se) and really enjoyed that were only released in Japan: Napple Tale (I was the first person to upload this game on the internet, at least certainly on any English speaking forum), Sakura Taisen 3/4 (1 and 2 are on DC too but I had played them on Saturn originally), Cool Cool Toon, Toukon Retsuden 4, Hello Kitty Magical Block (there isn't much info on this game even now, it was a budget release and I have no idea if it can be beaten, I got past stage 70 or so but it just keeps going lol), Rez (which of course was eventually released in the US on PS2 and became a cult classic), Zusar Vasar. There are probably several I'm forgetting.

Most of the shooters and fighters are really good. The one really good KoF that was Japan only is 2002, that one is a favorite. I believe most of my other favorite fighters were released in the US such as Last Blade 2, Mark of the Wolves, SF 3rd Strike
Gypsy
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24-Nov(#41)
Oh yeah Cosmic Smash, that game rocks.
Noid
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24-Nov(#42)
benstylus wrote:
> Sad that no one has mentioned a "greatest hits" collection (I would go for one of those, but there are a lot of games that sold well that I just don't care for)
>
>

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Staraang
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* 24-Nov(#43)
Gypsy wrote:
> @benstylus I believe I got that one on your recommendation. I really enjoyed it as
> well as 50 Wacky Jobs and various other dirt cheap Wii titles. The Wii is a fun system
> to explore, there is a lot there.
>
> @Staraang some games I beat (or played a lot in the case of games you don't really
> beat per se) and really enjoyed that were only released in Japan: Napple Tale (I
> was the first person to upload this game on the internet, at least certainly on any
> English speaking forum), Sakura Taisen 3/4 (1 and 2 are on DC too but I had played
> them on Saturn originally), Cool Cool Toon, Toukon Retsuden 4, Hello Kitty Magical
> Block (there isn't much info on this game even now, it was a budget release and I
> have no idea if it can be beaten, I got past stage 70 or so but it just keeps going
> lol), Rez (which of course was eventually released in the US on PS2 and became a
> cult classic), Zusar Vasar. There are probably several I'm forgetting.
>
> Most of the shooters and fighters are really good. The one really good KoF that was
> Japan only is 2002, that one is a favorite. I believe most of my other favorite fighters
> were released in the US such as Last Blade 2, Mark of the Wolves, SF 3rd Strike

Typically the only Japanese games I've played are shooters and fighters. How do you play the others when there's so much Japanese dialogue? My favorites are also Mark of the Wolves and Third Strike. I forgot about KOF. I think o have KOF 99 Evolution sealed somewhere.
DCGX
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24-Nov(#44)
Since there's been talk of it, time to brag, I do have a complete-in-box US Neo Geo Pocket Color collection, with carts of 'Faselei!' and 'The Last Blade.' I also have complete UK copies of 'Cotton,' 'Dynamite Slugger,' 'Cool Boarders Pocket' and 'Evolution: Eternal Dungeons' with carts of 'Picture Puzzle' and 'Pocket Reversi.' Plus complete Japanese copies of 'Rockman: Battle & Fighters,' 'Ogre Battle Gaiden,' 'Cool Cool Jam,' 'Card Fighters Clash 2,' 'Big Bang Pro Wrestling,' 'King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise,' 'Delta Warp' and 'Densha de Go! 2.' The one game I had sought, but never got, was the UK version of 'Neo Baccarat,' but I gave up on that years ago. It wasn't worth it.

I am going for a complete set for the Evercade, which, granted, has been very easy to do since I preordered each game from the very start. (Yes, they got me on Funstock lavender version yesterday too.)

I have a sizeable DC collection, but I never went for and have no intention of going for a complete set.

Gypsy
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24-Nov(#45)
@Staraang Some stuff has English menus, a lot of non-text heavy games can be brute forced more or less but for things like Sakura Taisen I used a translation guide. Printed off and stapled together. Ye olde days.

@DCGX Yeah that is not really something I considered either. Especially collecting Japanese games there is so much crap and it gets worse if you wanted all the variants. Unsure if I could fit a complete JP set in my game room. Most likely not.
DCGX
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25-Nov(#46)
Gypsy wrote:
> @DCGX Yeah that is not really something I considered either. Especially collecting
> Japanese games there is so much crap and it gets worse if you wanted all the variants.
> Unsure if I could fit a complete JP set in my game room. Most likely not.

Then there's the question of all the indie games too. I suppose they don't count for complete sets, but they're still out there.

DDCecil
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* 25-Nov(#47)
I have a North American cart only Odyssey 2 Collection (some have boxes/manuals)

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I almost had a complete Sega CD collection at 2 different points, but had to get rid of them due to unforeseen circumstances.

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I'm done collecting for now and I'm okay with it (especially with the prices continuing to go up and up).
Cevil
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25-Nov(#48)
@DDCecil what are your top games on the Odyssey 2?
DDCecil
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25-Nov(#49)
Cevil wrote:
> @DDCecil what are your top games on the Odyssey 2?

Turtles is my favorite (especially with the Voice! add-on), and I also really enjoy playing Pick Axe Pete, K.C.'s Krazy Chase, and Smithereens.
jbjz
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26-Nov(#50)
Im 34 away from na 64, but Im missing clay fighter cut, stunt racer, and super bowling. So :( lol
Gypsy
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26-Nov(#51)
Would never have guessed on those last two, woof.
jbjz
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26-Nov(#52)
Yeah at least for the bowling im not sure if I even want to get it just to say I have the whole set when a repro is like 20$ 🤣
Cevil
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26-Nov(#53)
I would never spend the money on those N64 games nor would I buy a reproduction.
pr0phet
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26-Nov(#54)
Very cool to see those chasing sets based on series, system and subset alike... I will keep reading this thread for sure as its fun to see how people are setting their goals.

I've completed a North American PS3 set(excluding NBA Elite 11, not actually released to market). Have 2/3rds of the heavy hitters sealed by chance and good timing.
Im currently chasing a PS4 North American set which I hope to be fully sealed.... This was not because quarantine made me crazy.
Cevil
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26-Nov(#55)
@pr0phet you're nuts
pr0phet
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26-Nov(#56)
Cevil wrote:
> @pr0phet you're nuts

No better way to say it. The chase is fun though!
Tim81DE
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27-Nov(#57)
I completed my Final Fantasy collection a while ago. Just need to get cases for a couple. Hoping to unpack everything and get photos up soon.
Admiral
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7:08pm(#58)
benstylus wrote:
> I'm one game away from a complete collection of Sega-published PS1 games.
>
>

laughing out loud
benstylus
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8:53pm(#59)
Admiral wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> I'm one game away from a complete collection of Sega-published PS1 games.
>>
>>
>
> laughing out loud

Well, as far as I know there are only two of them. I have the Mini Moni themed Shaka to Tambourine game.

The other one is a late re-release (2003 I think) of Puyo Puyo Sun, after they acquired that IP from Compile who published it originally on PS1 in 1997.

I have a number of Puyo Puyo games (including Puyo Puyo 20th Anniversary on Japanese DS which includes the Puyo Puyo Sun style as one of the gameplay options) so I'm not in a big hurry to pick it up.

Boss
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9:17pm(#60)
I just went through my SNES and N64 collection and sorted through my excel. Pretty happy where it is, I have stopped buying games outright but looking to do more with my existing collection. Which just means setting aside a monthly budget and using it to buy boxes and manuals for games I already have to make them "complete'. So far so good -- now my SNES collection, seems some games went missing. Not sure what happened there -- I still have the manuals for the games.

Anyways, I am looking for ideas on how to display complete in box SNES/N64 games -- anyone have any creative ideas?
benstylus
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9:26pm(#61)
Boss wrote:
> Anyways, I am looking for ideas on how to display complete in box SNES/N64 games
> -- anyone have any creative ideas?

Pay some burly men to pose for nude photographs, print out life sized cardboard cutouts and place a small shelf for the game directly in front of the naughty bits.

That will display them prominently and unmistakably, and also possibly dissuade folks from removing them from the shelf unless they really want to see what's behind the box.

Depending on your situation, that may not be a suitable solution. I mean, life sized cutouts take up a lot of room just for one game.

Topic   How close are you to completing a single collection?